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Dec 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
satellite technology to transmit signals from thousands of sensors on tracks in trains along railways to a bank of central control computers. if a train is going too fast approaching the curve-- like the metro north train in new york sunday-- the system first will warn the conductor. if there's no human response the system will respond. >> positive train control can take over controls of the train and slow it down safely so there's no jamming on the emergency brake at the last moment or trying to fix a problem after it's already started. this is designed to prevent accidents from happening. >> reporter: katz says l.a. is on track to have the system in place a year before the 2015 congressional mandate. there are many train systems that say they can't meet that. it's too expensive too soon. >> we're spending close to $220 million on the system here. i don't know how you put a price tag on lives saved or accidents avoided. >> reporter: scott, los angeles will begin testing the system this month. operators of metro north in new york say they need more time and they've asked congress for a t
Dec 6, 2013 6:30pm EST
empower more... people to innovate, create new technologies and jobs... and strengthen the economy. america is the world's leader in wireless. let's keep it that way. free up licensed spectrum today, so wireless... can do more for america tomorrow. >> pelley: today federal regulators ordered new york's metro north commuter railroad to change its signal system so that trains can't speed and to put two operators on routes that have dangerous curves. last sunday, a metro north train flew off the tracks in the bronx when it hit a 30 miles an hour curve at 82 miles an hour. four passengers were killed. the engineer told investigators he'd been in a daze before the derailment. tonight police in mexico are guarding a hospital where six people are being treated for radiation exposure. a government official says they are suspects in the theft this week of a truck that was carrying radioactive material used in medical equipment. the truck and the material were recovered on wednesday. the police said the thieves probably had no idea they were putting their lives in danger. some of the whales
Dec 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
insurance industry said they are working together on a technological fix. >> pelley: major, thank you. the numbers are improving for home sales again. the government reported today that sales of new homes in october jumped more than 25%. that was the biggest monthly gain since 1980. thieves stole a truck carrying radioactive material. how can it be? synthetic forms of illegal drugs are coming into this country legally. and can rescuers save dozens of whales stranded in shallow water? when the "cbs evening news" continues. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or
Dec 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
fly the plane even in landing? >> scott, the pilots are using the technology appropriately and they're using it as a tool to help them fly the airplane. but the pilot must always be mentally engaged and aware and flying the airplane with their mind they're using technology to move the controls. they have to have the deep understanding of how the system works and be the absolute master of the airplane and all its systems, especially technology. and then have the confidence and skill to intervene quickly and effectively if they need to. >> pelley: is this asiana investigation likely to be important in studying the problems that are inherent between the pilots and the computers? >> absolutely. i think this is going to be a seminal act that will be studied for years. it's important that the pilots have the skills to monitor each other and the automation and when it's not doing what it should, having the skill and the confidence to intervene and fly the airplane manually and fly it well. >> pelley: a whole new world in the cockpit. chesley sullenberger, thank you for being with us.
Dec 2, 2013 6:30pm EST
? mark strassmann takes a look. >> reporter: this is the air drop technology amazon calls prime air. c.e.o. jeff bezos told charlie rose on "60 minutes" he hopes it will deliver packages under five pounds faster than a pizza. >> these are effectively drones but there's no reason that they can't be used as delivery vehicles. >> reporter: bezos said a fleet of self-guided drones is still years away. >> i know it can't be before 2015 because that's the earliest that we could get the rules from the f.a.a. my guess is that's probably a little optimistic. >> reporter: the federal aviation administration is still working out how drones can safely operate below 10,000 feet-- america's most congested airspace. for now only law enforcement and research institutes qualify for the f.a.a.'s drone permits. but over the next year, the agency will tell the viability of commercial drones in six pilot areas. teams in 24 states have submitted applications to participate. including adaptive flight in marietta, georgia, which has developed four drone models. eric johnson is the cofounder. he's sympathet
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